Care News https://www.careappointments.co.uk Sat, 17 Nov 2018 13:44:31 +0000 en-gb Ratings success for Children In Need appeal as £1BN mark for charity reached https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45573-ratings-success-for-children-in-need-appeal-as-1bn-mark-for-charity-reached https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45573-ratings-success-for-children-in-need-appeal-as-1bn-mark-for-charity-reached Ratings success for Children In Need appeal as £1BN mark for charity reached
The star-studded Children In Need appeal show was the most-watched programme of the day as more than £50 million was raised for the charity.The telethon drew an average audience of 6.2 million and peaked at 7.1 million, with a share of 32.5%, according to overnight ratings.The TV fundraiser, which aired…
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England Sat, 17 Nov 2018 10:56:10 +0000
Major care home provider seeking to 'transfer or sell' its contracts https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45572-major-care-home-provider-seeking-to-transfer-or-sell-its-contracts https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45572-major-care-home-provider-seeking-to-transfer-or-sell-its-contracts Major care home provider seeking to 'transfer or sell' its contracts
One of the biggest home care providers in England is looking to transfer or sell its contracts after concerns were raised over its financial viability.Allied Healthcare said on Friday that warnings from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) had "negatively impacted" their operation.The company said a number of customers had transferred…
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England Sat, 17 Nov 2018 10:51:41 +0000
Couple jailed over death of toddler who was confined to 'cage bed' https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45570-couple-jailed-over-death-of-toddler-who-was-confined-to-cage-bed https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45570-couple-jailed-over-death-of-toddler-who-was-confined-to-cage-bed Couple jailed over death of toddler who was confined to 'cage bed'
A woman and her ex-partner have been jailed for 10 years each for allowing the death of a toddler who was tied face-down to a "cage bed".Lauren Coyle and Reece Hitchcott (pictured), both 20, were found guilty of causing or allowing the death of Coyle's daughter 19-month-old Ellie-May Minshull Coyle…
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England Fri, 16 Nov 2018 19:28:20 +0000
Amber Rudd returns as DWP Secretary as PM looks to shore up position https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45569-amber-rudd-returns-as-dwp-secretary-as-pm-looks-to-shore-up-position https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45569-amber-rudd-returns-as-dwp-secretary-as-pm-looks-to-shore-up-position Amber Rudd returns as DWP Secretary as PM looks to shore up position
Amber Rudd made a dramatic return to Theresa May's Cabinet as the Prime Minister sought to bolster her position following the backlash to her Brexit deal.Meanwhile, Leave-supporting Stephen Barclay has been promoted to Brexit Secretary from a ministerial role in the Department for Health.In a further reduction to the Brexit…
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England Fri, 16 Nov 2018 19:17:21 +0000
More than quarter of alleged abuse victims made complaints while still in care https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/45568-more-than-quarter-of-alleged-abuse-victims-made-complaints-while-still-in-care https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/45568-more-than-quarter-of-alleged-abuse-victims-made-complaints-while-still-in-care More than quarter of alleged abuse victims made complaints while still in care
More than a quarter of people who alleged they were abused at a children's home said they had told staff about the attacks while they were still in care, an inquiry has been told.The Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry (SCAI) heard 164 people complained to police about suffering abuse at Quarrier's…
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Scotland Fri, 16 Nov 2018 19:11:26 +0000
Rotherham gang jailed for abusing vulnerable teenage girls in Rotherham https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45567-rotherham-gang-jailed-for-abusing-vulnerable-teenage-girls-in-rotherham https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45567-rotherham-gang-jailed-for-abusing-vulnerable-teenage-girls-in-rotherham Rotherham gang jailed for abusing vulnerable teenage girls in Rotherham
A gang of six men have been given jail sentences of up to 23 years after sexually exploiting vulnerable teenage girls in Rotherham.A judge told the defendants they "perpetrated, facilitated and encouraged" the abuse on five victims who were "vulnerable in the extreme".The complainants explained in statements how the men…
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England Fri, 16 Nov 2018 19:02:13 +0000
Ministers could reverse 'callous' Universal Credit overnight, UN poverty envoy https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45566-ministers-could-reverse-callous-universal-credit-overnight-un-poverty-envoy https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45566-ministers-could-reverse-callous-universal-credit-overnight-un-poverty-envoy Ministers could reverse 'callous' Universal Credit overnight, UN poverty envoy
Universal Credit waiting times have "plunged people into misery and despair", according to a United Nations envoy.Professor Philip Alston, the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights said on Friday the introduction of Universal Credit has caused extreme hardship but could easily be reversed by the Government.He claimed…
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England Fri, 16 Nov 2018 18:54:04 +0000
Thirty people to go on trial over alleged child abuse in Huddersfield https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45565-thirty-people-to-go-on-trial-over-alleged-child-abuse-in-huddersfield https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45565-thirty-people-to-go-on-trial-over-alleged-child-abuse-in-huddersfield Thirty people to go on trial over alleged child abuse in Huddersfield
Thirty people will go trial charged with offences relating to the alleged sexual exploitation of children in Huddersfield, a judge has ruled.Twenty five of the defendants appeared at Leeds Crown Court (pictured) on Friday.They are charged with a total of 78 offences, including rape, trafficking and sexual assaults involving a…
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England Fri, 16 Nov 2018 18:47:17 +0000
Guidance aims to protect care home residents from 'unfair practices and secretive fees' https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45564-guidance-aims-to-protect-care-home-residents-from-unfair-practices-and-secretive-fees https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45564-guidance-aims-to-protect-care-home-residents-from-unfair-practices-and-secretive-fees Guidance aims to protect care home residents from 'unfair practices and secretive fees'
Vulnerable people living in care homes and their families will be better protected from unfair care home practices and secretive fees under new guidance published today. The guide, published by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), sets out what providers should and should not be doing, to protect vulnerable older…
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England Fri, 16 Nov 2018 10:01:51 +0000
Pioneering cancer treatment recommended for young leukaemia patients https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45562-pioneering-cancer-treatment-recommended-for-young-leukaemia-patients https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45562-pioneering-cancer-treatment-recommended-for-young-leukaemia-patients Pioneering cancer treatment recommended for young leukaemia patients
A pioneering cancer treatment has been recommended for leukaemia patients under the age of 25.CART-cell therapy involves taking a person's own immune cells and modifying them to fight their cancer cells, and has the potential to be a cure.The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) said young people…
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England Fri, 16 Nov 2018 09:02:12 +0000
Call for funding increase amid 'real threat to sustainability' of care home sector https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/45561-call-for-funding-increase-amid-real-threat-to-sustainability-of-care-home-sector https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/45561-call-for-funding-increase-amid-real-threat-to-sustainability-of-care-home-sector Call for funding increase amid 'real threat to sustainability' of care home sector
Care home operators are to issue a stern warning over what they describe as under-resourcing in the sector as they meet for a conference.Donald Macaskill, chief executive of Scottish Care, will tell around 450 delegates the sector is fragile and a “real threat” exists to its sustainability.He will call on…
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Scotland Fri, 16 Nov 2018 08:31:59 +0000
Number of children looked in local authority care rises for 10th consecutive year https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45560-number-of-children-looked-in-local-authority-care-rises-for-10th-consecutive-year https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45560-number-of-children-looked-in-local-authority-care-rises-for-10th-consecutive-year Number of children looked in local authority care rises for 10th consecutive year
The number of children looked after by local authorities has increased for the 10th year in a row.According to statistics released by the Department for Education (DfE), at the end of March this year there were 75,420 looked after children in England, up 4% on the previous year (72,590).This represents…
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England Fri, 16 Nov 2018 00:56:23 +0000
NHS England announce major overhaul of cancer screening programmes https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45551-nhs-england-announce-major-overhaul-of-cancer-screening-programmes https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45551-nhs-england-announce-major-overhaul-of-cancer-screening-programmes NHS England announce major overhaul of cancer screening programmes
A major overhaul of national cancer screening programmes will look at possible changes to currently outsourced provision following "recent issues" with breast and cervical cancer screening, NHS England has said.Screening programmes have saved hundreds of thousands of lives but improvements can always be made, and the review will look at…
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England Fri, 16 Nov 2018 00:56:19 +0000
Care home failed to protect vulnerable pair from resident's 'predatory' sex attacks https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45557-care-home-failed-to-protect-vulnerable-pair-from-resident-s-predatory-sex-attacks https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45557-care-home-failed-to-protect-vulnerable-pair-from-resident-s-predatory-sex-attacks Care home failed to protect vulnerable pair from resident's 'predatory' sex attacks
A private care home has been convicted and heavily fined for failing to protect two vulnerable young adults from a sexually "predatory" resident.Hillgreen Care were required to provide round-the-clock supervision of the offending young man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, because of his history of sexual abuse allegations.But…
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England Fri, 16 Nov 2018 00:55:26 +0000
Care workers amony those who could have 'mandatory duty' to report forced marriage https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45550-care-workers-amony-those-who-could-have-mandatory-duty-to-report-forced-marriage https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45550-care-workers-amony-those-who-could-have-mandatory-duty-to-report-forced-marriage Care workers amony those who could have 'mandatory duty' to report forced marriage
Doctors, nurses and teachers could face criminal charges for failing to report forced marriage cases under plans being considered by the Government.Ministers are weighing up the possibility of introducing a mandatory reporting duty to boost efforts to tackle the "hidden crime".A Home Office consultation paper published on Thursday seeks views…
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England Fri, 16 Nov 2018 00:39:59 +0000